Arthur the Blue Badge Guide hugs trees and cleans beaches – I am an eco-active business, which means I use few reasources and recycle wherever I can. I also don’t possess an armada of vehicles to pollute the air, or even an office to run around, last thing every evening, switching lights off. Bye the bye, I have already done this in a previous life. … Continue reading Beach Cleaning on Thursday 8th June
Please accept my apologies, but I was only at this event for a very short time. Consequently I did not take as many images as usual and I spoke to very few competitors. Continue reading Festival of Speed – Jersey, June 2017
Christmas at the Bike Shop
I’d always vowed to kill the next person who would say in all innocence: “you’re coming up to your busy time!” in the months running to Christmas. It was up there with; “It had a saddle like a razor blade”, “you could buy a car for that”, and “It must be a design fault”. The latter was usually uttered by a half-wit who could barely write his name, never mind cast opinions about design.
With the coast of France on the horizon, and the sea lapping at the bottom of the hill, Bouley Bay has to be one of the most scenic hill climb courses in the British Isles. The hill has been used as a motorsport venue since the 1920s, and a run up this smoothly surfaced and carefully cambered road will put you in the wheel tracks of Sir Stirling Moss and ex-Formula One driver, and local resident, Derek Warwick.
This week I’m dealing with getting youngsters mobile on their own bikes.
As you’d imagine, there are swarms of tiny bikes equipped with stabilisers out there. These quickly let a child get the idea of pedalling and braking without too much adult supervision. While this is fine as a stopgap, eventually kids have to develop their balance.
This deep water inlet has proved attractive to both attackers and defenders in the past.
For example, the French landing of July 1549, when the French, fresh from capturing Sark, landed here and fought a pitched battle with the Jersey Militia on the heights of Jardin D’Olivet.
This is one of nine coastal artillery batteries built around Jersey during the Second World War, work started here in March 1941 using troops from Naval Artillery Battalion 604, assisted under duress, by local labour, supplied by the States’ Department of Labour.